Triathlon will challenge athletes, Venetian Causeway residents and commuters

Route shows biking on Tuttle and Venetian, runners on MacArthur.

There’s a major triathlon Sunday morning that promises impact to Belle Isle and Venetian Island residents even though no part of the race includes  the Venetian Causeway.

Escape to Miami starts at 7 a.m. from Margaret Pace Park, in Miami, on North Bayshore just north of the Omni-Venetia complex. There is a .9 mile swim, then a 24-mile bike ride across the Julia Tuttle Causeway (several times) and includes rides on Alton Road almost all the way to Dade Boulevard. It finishes with a 10K run across the McArthur Causeway.

So, while competitors don’t cross the Venetian, there will be traffic delays on the causeways to our north and south, and disruptions on Alton Road on Miami Beach and around The Miami Herald building and the Arsht Center in Miami.

It’s a major event and a great challenge for the athletes. The entire event should be over by 11 a.m. But if you want to venture out Sunday morning, be careful — and patient.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s